Tag: education

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Downing Industrial School for Girls was a school ahead of its time

{The Downing Industrial School was an early school in Alabama for young ladies - and the life-long passion of one man}  Rev. J. M.…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

THROWBACK THURSDAY: “To supplement his GI Bill income he had tutored Bear Bryant’s football boys – china was too expensive”

Cute story reveals a little about life in the 1950s..... China Teardrops by Joyce Ray Wheeler It was September of the year 1953. A…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

One-room schoolhouses were popular in early Alabama as these photographs indicate

Education was important to early pioneers of Alabama. One-room schoolhouses, log houses in communities, private homes, schoolhouses on large plantations, private academies, and mission schools…

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Old Greensboro Female Academy in Alabama had many excellent female graduates, including a popular author

OLD GREENSBORO FEMALE ACADEMY1 Published 1908 In December, 1839, a meeting was held in the Greensboro Lyceum (in Hale County, Alabama) by the subscribers…

Days Gone By - stories from the pastGenealogy Information

The first public school in Greensboro was outside the corporate limits across Caldwell Creek

Greensboro Public School1 Published in 1908 In 1858, Miles Hassell Yerby, a graduate of the State University at Tuscaloosa, came to Greensboro and taught…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Summerfield – Beautiful, rare [film, photographs & story] of a forgotten college and community in Alabama

Summerfield had many grand houses and a beautiful college in pre-Civil War, Alabama.  Denominational college for boys and girls in pre-Civil War, Alabama The…